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Tamil Resurgence Week in Tamil Nadu organized by Seeman will focus on LTTE armed struggle

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by D.B.S. Jeyaraj

A 9-day”Thamizhar Ezhuchi Vaaram”(Tamil resurgence week)organized by”Naam Thamizhar Iyakkam” (We Tamil movement) is currently on in Tamil Nadu

The resurgence week period from Nov 20th to 28th will include the birthday (26th)of LTTE leader Prabhakaran&the great heroes day (27th)

The resurgence week events will focus on the armed struggle conducted by the LTTE in Sri Lanka to establish a separate country for Tamils

Observing the 9 days as “Ezhuchi” week is a brainchild of “we Tamil Movement”leader Sebastian Seemon now known as “Senthamizhan” Seeman

The “Naam Thamizhar Iyakkam” led by Tamil film director-actor Seeman has now become the flagship of worldwide LTTE &pro-LTTE elements

Seeman has a leaping tiger as the symbol of his movement&refers to Prabhakaran as elder brother with whom he claims to have been very close

Seeman is very popular among pro-LTTE sections of the Global Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora & allegedly receives multi -level support from them

The “Ezhuchi” week will consist of daily public meetings,processions, cultural&sports events& essay, speech, singing&art competitions

The daily meeting program of Tamil Resurgence week got underway with a mass rally on Sunday Nov 20th in Keezhveloor in Nagai district.

The 2nd day mass rally on Monday Nov 21st is scheduled to be held in Sreeperumputhoor where former Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated

Other daily mass rallies are scheduled be held in Ramanathapuram(22nd)Sivagangai(23rd)Puthukkottai(24th)& Coimbatore(25th)

Prabhakaran’s birthday event on Nov 26th will be in Naamakkal.”Maaveerar Naal”(great heroes day)is in Manjakkuppam(Nov 27th)in Kadaloor dist

The 9-day period will end on Nov 28th with a mass rally in Thirukkadaiyoor in Nagappattinam district where the First mass rally was held

Prabhakaran B’day event on 26th&great heroes day on 27th will be celebrated with day long proceedings as both days fall on Saturday&Sunday

There will be competitions, cultural &sports events in the day followed by processions in the evening&ending with public meetings at night

The winners in cultural events & competitions will be awarded prizes named “Vettrithamizhar”(victorious Tamils).

The winners in athletic competitions&sports &games will be awarded prizes named “Veerathamizhar”(heroic Tamils)

The entire resurgence week program is being organized by the We Tamil movement with its leader Seeman speaking at meetings on every day

Conducting the Tamil resurgence week to coincide with Prabhakaran’s B’day&Maaveerar Naal will endear Seeman greatly to LTTE&pro-LTTE Tamils

This is a bundle of tweets posted on Twitter by DBS Jeyaraj

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79 Comments

  1. I like and respect Seeman annai because he is a real freind of us Eelam Tamils and a true thamby of our Thesiya Thalaiver

  2. We went to Sangamam in New York from Orlando to hear Seeman speak but he was not there because US barred him entry at Kennedy airport. Very disappointed

    Good to see he is actively working for us in Tamil nadu

  3. The Lankan Tamil issue is the only platform Seeman has. His Christian and caste background will not be an enabling factor s to be a force in Tamilnadu politics to an extent where he can influence governance in Chennai. Vaiko, Nedumaran, Thirumavalavan and crowd no doubt are pained at the suffering of the Lankan Tamils. But their influence is limited except for Vaiko who has an ear in Delhi. The only way out for Lankan Tamils, as seen in the meeting within Parliament House in London, chaired by MP (Brent North) Barry Gardiner is closer cooperation with Chennai and Delhi. The isolanist anti-Indian prejudicial policy propagated by invisible academics in Tamilnet (residue of the real LTTE) will not work in the wider interest of the Lankan Tamil people. Jaffna U, who organised the virtual boycott of former Foreign Minister Shyam Saran should take note of this. The much more liberal and articulate TNA has much more influence in Delhi and with the Int’l Community.

    ISS

  4. Wow! At last Tamil nadu waking up !
    If now Jayalalitha think positively she can change the south asian geopolitics.
    Front of powerful state and intelligent people Noth’kullas’and ‘mallayala manthiriga’ advisers
    What they can do?

  5. “Seeman is very popular among pro-LTTE sections of the Global Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora”

    Thank you DBS for making this statement for the sake of some of the deluded Mahinda supporters who like to label all of us overseas Tamils as LTTE sympathisers. There are many Tamils like me who view Prabhakaran as the greatest enemy of the SL Tamil people in killing Rajiv Gandhi (thus depriving us of Indian support) and stopping our people voting for Ranil in 2005 presidential elections. I blame Prabhakaran 100% for the terrible situation our people find ourselves in and it’s no accident how much support we have now garnered from the West for our cause after his deserved death.

  6. I have visited Seeman’s compound and saw to myself the tiger. It is just like the tiger in the Tiger emblem – vaery ferocious. Seeman is passionate about Thambi and related many stories to us. It is sad he cannot speak English well.

  7. Very interesting concept this idea by Seeman of conducting a resurgence week . I am sure a huge crowd will participate. Giving awards to “Vetrithamizhar”and “Veerathamizhar” is very good

  8. Is it more ferocious Than the Lion with the sword. I read in the news that a Tiger got out of its cage and killed a lion with much force in a Zoo.

  9. ISS says:

    “But their influence is limited except for Vaiko who has an ear in Delhi”.

    VP thought Vaiko was his man in New Delhi. In reality Vaiko was New Delhi’s man in LTTE.

    You say:

    “The isolanist anti-Indian prejudicial policy propagated by invisible academics in Tamilnet (residue of the real LTTE) will not work in the wider interest of the Lankan Tamil people.”

    Tamilnet is not the exception. It is the norm among the Tamils.

    Sinhalese are the majority community in Sri Lanka. They suffer from inferiority complex. Tamils on the other hand form the minority but they suffer from superiority complex. This is one reason why they cannot form close relation with outsiders, not to mention with their own people.

  10. People why cant you avoid talking about Caste and religion. Imagine if westerners have the same attitude where will we be! Get real!

  11. Any idea why US government did not allow Seeman to enter US?

    I hope more and more Sri Lankan Tamils work together with their fellow Sri Lankan Sinhalese and Muslims to address the issues facing our countrymen and build a better Sri Lanka for all of us than listening to these Tamil Nadu opportunist like Seeman.

  12. I am not fan of bringing or forcing people to come to mha-nadu (gatherings), while many have to take care of their families, go to work; we cannot waste people’s precious time. One or two time for a very good/justifiable cause is OK but many times is not acceptable!

    Seeman is an excellent orator. He has very special talent to get into his audience through his flawless speech, more like a speech vannam/varma/hypnotism! I wonder where he get his next sentence; I seen videos he speak for hours. My Shinhala friend told me, Wimal Weerawamsa has similar speaking skill.

    Vijay and him supposed to be doing “pagalavan” together but I think Vijay does not need him anymore or not at this time. Jeyalalitha got what she needed; Seeman may not be required at this time. What ever comes and go, this guy is committed, unlike vaiko/thirumalavan/ramados, the guy is unstoppable volcano!

    I wish he direct many more movies, where he can send his message properly, without affecting growth of Tamil Nadu and the people. Even though we want Tamil Nadu to stay with us, but we don’t want them to starve to feed us. It doesn’t make sense at all. As an average human being, I am not Mahatma/Thilepan, when I am hungry, I don’t care about global warming! I think Seeman should work more on Tamil Nadu issues (as rice) and Eelam issue (as curry, not pickle!) as side (but not put it on the side!).

    Yes Tamil Nadu is growing but not booming as Gujarat. Most of the IT jobs are not in Chennai, it is in Bangaloru and Hydrabad, now even moving toward north to pune/khanpur etc…
    Automobile industries still in recovery mode, Detroit of India is still not up to the speed, also Nano went to Gujarat when pulled from Singur…
    Not much involved/active as Gujarat in Pharmaceutical or other major industries…
    Parithy/Cotton farmers still facing hardship, TN goverment need to work on marketing, it is not an excusee to say cotton is not marketable. Anything can be marketed, specially within India with 1B population, just need to be creative…
    Fishermen facing challenges as not enough fish on TN water, need to trespass to SL, Andra, Kerala, Maldives to fish… Rather TN government can invest or promote on largescale seafood farming to counter the issue. China and US are very successful on it, send local fishermen to Chinna or abrod to study their in-land/shore seafood farming methods…
    Not enough water for agriculture. We cannot blame friendly neighbouring states (Kerala or Karnatheka or Andra are short of water for them too) for water issue, rather force TN government to invest on fresh water research project for mass agriculture and drinking water cultivation/purification/collection… TN gave many (Thiruvalluvar, Ramanujam, Damo, Abdul-Kalam, etc..) to the world, they can easily come up with a solution to water issue if TN government properly invest and promote on local talents…
    Cannot rely soly on Kodampakkam for state’s GDP, it is not healthy at all!

    Reality is seema need to win TN hears first. If you keep annoying TN Tamils with Eelam issue they will get fed-up soon. Of course all TN Tamils are worried & cared about Eelam Tamils, but many of them are fighting to survive; how can we ask them to “think outside the bun!”. At the end, only if you are MGR to TN, you can do something to Eelam, Otherwise, can’t do anything useful to anyone (TN or Eelam). As the old saying “Eddu surak-kai Karik-ku uthavathu” as Vaiko or Nedumaran.

    We appreciate your works Seeman Anna. You still have many years to live, get married, have a life. Take care of your family. Work on your movie projects. If time permits, get into mainstream politics, unlike typical TN politician, be a bold and honest politician(as Kamaraj), serve TN from your heart. If all goes good, wish you to become next MGR to TN. Then you sure can make difference in Tamils in TN and around the world. We belive in you, Seeman Anna!

  13. Seeman declared that he will hang himself if the Shipping service between Thooththukudi and Colombo continued for more than six months. Now that “six months” passed. Will Sebasitian Simon keep his promise to the Tamils?

  14. I agree. But, it is almost impossible to maintain good relationship with Congress led UPA government. Things will change if BJP led NDA comes to power. This may happen in 2014.

  15. dear iss,
    as you said vaiko has got very good influence in new delhi.vaiko is one of the very few politicians whom our prime minister dr.manmohan singh has highest regard.whenever vaiko goes to delhi he gets appointment with our prime minister without any delay.in fact prime minister receives him at the gate itself which very few people get it.he has good rappport with opposition parties also.he is respected for his oratorical skills and his lack of passion for money making which characterises many politicians.unfortunately unlike karunanidhi who cries only for his family members vaiko is very emotional and he cries for tamil people.

    DBSJ RESPONS:

    Vaiko being “received” well by Manmohan Singh is fine but does anyone powerful in New Delhi listen to him? Has any of his many requests concerning Sri Lankan Tamils ever been accepted and adhered to?

  16. Soorya you seem to be a Tiger?

    Sad Kanimozini is missing in action. she would have been ideal to raise a voice to Thambi and a Great Partner to Seeman

  17. unforunatey vaiko is naive and emotional which does not work in politics that too in dog eat dog world of tamil nadu politics where one needs to be aggressive.seeman seems to be a new kid on the block but i am quite skeptical becoz tamil nationalism does not have a vote share considerable enough to influence the tamil nadu politics.it was really surprising that lot of people still adhere to brand that is being advocated by seeman.what we can do is we can use the adherents to create positive vibration.adherents can invest in northere srilanka so that tamils will be gainfully employed and they can also invest in schools and colleges so that education gets a fillip toin that part of srilanka.i hope that tamil hardcore which continues to believe in tamil eelam wakes up to reality and tries to be more constructive or else future generation will curse us for losing a wonderful opportunity to protect tamil culture and heritage in srilanka.

  18. Seeman should be appreciated for his courage when everybody was fearing to express their views and concerns over the last days of Eazham war. Seeman may be an ardent supporter of LTTE. But many points he talked about SL issue are true. He highlighted the betrayal of Karunanidhi in the SL issue. Karunanidhi was bargaining with Sonia Gandhi for portfolios when thousands of Tamil brethren were being killed in the neighbouring island.

    To Seeman also I want to convey Veerakathi Dhanapalasingham’s view that Vaikko, Nedumaran and Seeman do not understand the SL issue in the context of new millennium. My requests to Seeman are
    1. Come out of the 80’s and 90’s mindset.
    2. Realize that winning Eazham by war is not possible.
    3. Act according to the need of the Tamils who are in Sri Lanka rightnow and
    not according to the whims and fancies of Tamil Diaspora.
    4. Make TN Tamils also to realize the ground realities in SL (especially in Eazham).
    5. Avoid rhetorics.

  19. M.Sivananthan

    He has failed to keep promise. So are many just like your leader VP at immence cost to people. Are you going to lynch him?

  20. Seeman may not be in a position to do anything in SL issue. But many issues that are being raised by him are true. He came forward to express his views boldly. It was an outlet for lakhs and lakhs of people in Tamil Nadu to express their grief and sorrow. He boldly campaigned against Congress in TN assembly election and Congress was also decimated in the election (of course, not due to SL issue alone, many other reasons are there). Seeman proved that he belongs to the Maravar (which means heroic people) subcaste of Mukkulathor community. Hats off Seeman for your courage. But we expect a lot of change in your approach towards SL issue.

    Are you sure of his caste?……….DBSJ

  21. Many issues raised by Seeman within TN are also relevant. Kammas, Reddis, Nairs and many other non-tamil communities dominate in Tamil Nadu.

    If we analyze the way in which the areas of Madurai city are populated we can understand this fact.

    Brahmins are at the centre of the city (on all chiththirai street, first square around Meenakshi Temple). Apart from Brahmins (most of them are Tamil Brahmins but Telugu and Kannadiga brahmins are also there) only non-Tamil communities (Telugu Kammas, Sourashtiras (a variety of Gujarathi Brahmins), Telugu Chettis and others) are more in the core areas of the city. Only exception is the Tamil Aayar (Idayar or Yadava) community which is in large numbers in the veli (outer) streets (last square around Meenakshi Temple).

    Core Tamil communities like Mukkulathors and Nadars are only in the outskirts of the city or in neighbouring villages. Many more examples can be shown like this in Tamil Nadu. Those who oppose Seeman are often from the non-tamil communities and from the Tamil communities who have forgot their origin and are highly urbanized. However these highly urbanized Tamil communities believe in other idiosyncrasies like Hindu rashtra, Dravidian movement etc.

    People with decent values will oppose an EVIL ifluence like Seeman……..DBSJ

  22. Seeman, please come forward to protect the rights of Tamil fishermen community. Tamil fishermen are one of the oldest communities of India (Parathavar – inhabitants of the traditional Neithal land of Tamil literature). Rameswaram fishermen are continuously harassed and killed by SL navy by branding them as smugglers or LTTE supporters. Recently Govt of India has also started harassing the fishermen community in Kudangulam area of Tirunelveli district in the issue of openeing nuclear plant at koodankulam.

    GoI, many caste associations (especially Hindu Nadar) and many NGOs have started the process of traitorization. They accuse fishermen that they try to betray Indian interest by getting money from US intelligence agencies.

    Uppercaste Hindus often ignore or sometimes have grudges also against the Parathavar community because of their faith in vegetarianism. Parathavar can’t follow vegetarianism due to their lifestyle. Continuous indifference by other communities compelled them to embrace christianity. Few historians believe that fishermen of Thoothukkudi embraced christianity because of one incident. Arab traders disturbed them and nobody helped them. Few elders of the community approached the Portugese who were camping in Cochin to help them. Portugese agreed to help and they requested to embrace them christianity. Portugese overpowered the Arab traders and saved the fishermen community. As a token of gratitude, they became christians.

    How few elements branded the genuine struggle of Eazham tamils as a christian agenda, few upper caste associations with the support of Congress try to brand the genuine struggle of fishermrn against Koodankulam Nuclear plant as a christian agenda or US agenda. But the fact is many other communities are also involved in the struggle. Another fact is only the fishermen of South Tamil Nadu are christians and fishermen of North Tamilnadu still remain Hindus.

  23. Native Vedda says:
    November 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    Sinhalese are the majority community in Sri Lanka. They suffer from inferiority complex.
    ———————
    Dear friend native weddha,

    I was waiting for your reply to mahesh comment that was saying tamils are not absorbing others into their race, But you were scylence in this regard. Therefoe beng your scylence proved nothing but you are not real native weddha.

    Any way coming into your point SINHALEES are not suffering with inferiority complex as you saying.

    What is the cource behind is when they solitude against the wall, they are not surender but fight back untill massecure the whole enemies.

    samarasekara

  24. DBSJ RESPONS:

    “Vaiko being “received” well by Manmohan Singh is fine but does anyone powerful in New Delhi listen to him?”

    Hindu N Ram, Chidambaram, Chou, are few names that come to my mind. As I told ISS earlier, VP thought Vaiko was his man in New Delhi. In reality Vaiko was New Delhi’s man in LTTE. As long as the Tamils understand the difference/nuances there should not be any disappointments.

  25. hahaha
    You fought for VP in the Batti jungles. Now you abandoned your VP. Are you thinking you are smart enough to fool the public?

    Seeman must hang himself or the LTTE must hang him!

  26. Seeman has made millions without any loss by barking for LTTE. In cenema, he never see such wealth.

    EELAM and TAMIL are business capital for TN based bankrupted politicians and cine men!

  27. Dear Surya

    My Shinhala friend told me, Wimal Weerawamsa has similar speaking skill.

    Interesting comparison. We should arrange to get Wimal and Seeman to speak to each other. They could convince each other of their views and then all problems solved. Perhaps DBS has some ideas how we can get them together.

    Ask Gunadasa Amarasekara………DBSJ

  28. I was not brave enough to be a tiger and all tigers are now extinct or caged in GOSL’s rehabilitation centers; all the greedy goons now fighting for moeny are not tigers at all. If all Tamils are tigers in your dictionary, then yes I could be a tiger.

    Kanimozhili, poor lady, I don’t think she would do anything!

  29. ISS,

    In politics, the only skill that score well above all is ‘oratory’. Obama won the US presidency over his colour and also of Hilary is because of his highly commendable oratory skills. In Tsmilnadu, Karunanithy could have been just a number given his caste background if not for his oratory skills.

    Seeman got that skill well too and he for the time being a king maker and Congress knew it well. Vaiko was a good orator too. But his hands are clean and given that Karunanithy is in his evening of his life and Jayalalitha is in trouble with cases in Bangalore and Vijayakanth slowly proving to be a skilless politician, he will have his day, one day.

    On another point, it is unfortunate that India does not have any reliable friends in Sri Lanka. I mean, no one in Sri Lanka will trust India for whatever reason/s and so suggesting Delhi can influence Colombo or TNA may not hold water unless a regime change in Delhi.

    Both Mahinda and Sambandar will say yes to all to Delhi but will go on their on way. In my opinion it is the reason why the our issue has gone away from Delhi to Peking, Washington and London.

  30. The company that runs it running it at a loss due not enough passengers. The service will stop sooner than later due to their poor marketing assessment.

    The people who would use this service have to travel all the way to Tutricorn from major cities to get to the ship where as the budget airlines offer almost ‘cheap’ and fast services nowadays.

  31. Yogesh,

    I want to comment on your point number 2. Realize that winning Eazham by war is not possible.

    1. 2000 years back Dutagemunu won over Ellalan (Elara)at Anurathapura and thought his Sinhala Race was safe. But 1000 years later Tamil Emperor Rajaa Raaja Cholan from South India invaded Anurathapura and won it over. Yet 500 years later all were taken by the Europeans. It is only 60 years since they left but Tamils fought and lost a war and in between Indian forces came and went. What is next?

    2. Eelam was a near possibility had VP NOT fought with Indian forces and was a reason for them to go back. India came in with a reason but it was spoiled.

    3. Now instead of reconciling with Tamils, Mahinda is doing completely opposite, paving the way for many to shed crocodile tears for them. Going to bed with China may result in what VP failed to achieve will be given in a platter due to interest of other players.

    3. VP and the LTTE was eliminated not to help the Sri Lankan government or its people but to remove someone from the arena who was highly inflexible for the outsiders interests and the same will happen to Mahinda and brothers.

    4. In recent times countries were separated not by war but by interest of outside players. Bangaladesh (India), Sudan (West), East Timor (Australia), Kosova (West) to name a few.

    As a result it may be prudent for the Sinhalese leaders to solve the issues as quickly as possible with Tamils leaders and if not Sri Lanka will have to pay a heavy price.

    God bless my country.

  32. As days go by it is becoming clear as to whose machinations robbed the Tamils of their power. New Delhi would love the (powerless & gullible) Tamils to tag along with them in this continuing treacherous game of masquerade; for they know they stand to gain riches if they can trick and steal the remaining resolve of the Tamils.

    Has New Delhi ever seriously listened to Tamil concerns and adopted in earnest any supportive policies? I will be surprised if there are many Tamils who trust the present gang in New Delhi! (Let them solve Kashmir honourably according to Kashmiri people’s wishes before we can even think of giving any credence to this mob).

  33. I do not say all Tamils are Tigers (though my grandfather used to say so), I have a gut feeling you are a Tiger. Don’t ask me why

  34. “Any idea why US government did not allow Seeman to enter US?”

    Because he’s an out-and-out racist recently released after a one year prison term in India for inciting the harrassment & murder of Sinhalese living and studying in Tamil Nadu. He’s also banned from Canada and probably any other country that he wants to visit.

    If Seeman represents the future for Tamils, then they have a very, very bleak future indeed. But he does not represent the future, only the mistakes of the past. He confuses real life with a film in which he becomes supreme ruler of a great Tamil empire. But it’s just a film, not reality.

  35. I read a news that says the shipping company is going to expand the services to Maldives too.

    Tamil Nadu people who are the highest number of travellers, are happy to spend money!

  36. Another request to Seeman, reveal your christian identity boldly. Christians are a part and parcel of the Tamil society. Christianity has contributed a lot to the development of Tamil society. Christianity is the religion that gives more importance to mother tongue than other religions. Saivam comes next to Christianity in giving importance to Tamil. In South Tamil Nadu almost all the castes and communities have their christian counterparts. Christianity does not divide Tamils. I think you belong to the Maravar subcaste of the Mukkulathor community. Even if you are a Dalit, reveal it boldly. Don’t bother about the people who are suffering from the madness of superiority by birth.

  37. Ranga,

    I accept with all of your points.

    However what happened 2000 years before or what will happen 1000 years after will not help the Tamils who are in Sri Lanka rightnow. As I have already suggested if Sinhalese racism and Sinhalese hegemony does not stop, Tamils can think about a diplomatic move.

    Mahinda Rajapakse is not immortal. MR may face extinction in the future either from fellow Sinhalese or Tamils or India, if he does not change his style of functioning. But MR is as cunning as a fox. He is always ready to touch the feet of Sonia Gandhi and Wen Jiabao.

    However, a moderate leader may emerge in the future who may ensure the peaceful co-existence of Tamils and Sinhalese in the island nation. If it happens, it is very good for SL and India.

  38. I agree with Ranga oratorical skill is an important tool of the armoury of politics.
    Hitler swayed millions with his artistry. The average educated Premadasa reached political heights because of his tongue. In Tamlinadu if one does not have this essential skill upward mobility is virtually out. They speak such beautiful and flowing Tamil there. I used to admire the skills of the late Rev Devamottawe Amarawansa Thero.

    With due respects, I must say India has as many friends here – or even more. Only difference is speaking good about India in public platforms here is usually identified with being “with the Tamils” or even with the LTTE, which I agree, is nothing short of insanity. The late Mr Thondaman was one prominent exception. But that is the warped nature of the political nature of this country. Even at the very top of our ruling tier they kusukusu anti-Indian
    balderdash but go that extra-mile to get brides/bridegroom for their children from India, which they popint out when thehy grovel before the South Blocn brahmins.

    ISS

  39. We were the first to enter the streets as students after July 83 riots. Idea was that ‘Sinhalese were butchering Tamils’ and India must send in troops and train the Tamils to defend with arms. Our hostel rooms were virtual outpsost of various offices of the outfits like TELO.EPRLF,EROS and LTTE was just 1 among them. Then came shoot out incident between Tall sree and Prbakaran. Then the burning of him and such rebels with tyres around necks. By this time all sympathy evaporated and given our decratic environ we started critcising LTTe. At this point we noticed 2 things. Former TELO guys started parroting excuses to killing of ot5her Tamil fighters. Secondly when IPKF went in and we expeceted a relief and settlement the combined sabotage with DMk.DK on one hand and Prabakaran’s rejection of Peace accord. What gave a clue to the entrapment of Tamils in TN and diaspora was this- my room mate had his family in Colombo and London. He copuldnt really be seen speaking his mind. The community has been held in LTTE Fascist trap. Only exceptions were my Plantation tamil class mate who emigrated to Denmark. Sinhalese students were there and had no problems then and in fact particpated in our July protest rally. Looking back we were young and naive and can be excused to have fallen for the monochromatic pojection of the bad ‘Other’. Tamils being sensitive to violence soon ditched the Eelam cause-especially after Rajiv assasination. This project of Eelam is rooted in unfinished agenda of Dravidian politics now obsolete.Ethno-linguistic seperatism as an Extreme is anachronistic and nauseating no less than say Religuous fanatcism. Dravidian ideology also suffered a knock as Historians excposed Aryan invasion theory as a hoax. So DMk attempted to ressurect its relevance without even reading what Parpolov and Iravadam Mahadevan wrote- that by Dravidian they didnt mean a seperate race. Now coming to Seeman phenomenon- Tamil diaspora we already know is under mafiaso pressure of LTTe remnant groups. It is presumptuous to talk as if these LTTe outfits represent them. Next is Stake holders- that would get hold of its huge finances and contionue funds collection.They need t keep alive the pipe dream of Eelam. They dont mind another generation of Tamils as child soldiers destroying their lives as cannon fodder. The folks like Vaiko and Thirumals dont mind impressionable tamil youth jump into sme extermist adventurism- like we ourselves were almost ready after July 83. They can then continue from Dravida Naadu point in a seperatist conflict with Indian state- when Annadurai ditched and compromised. These are political fanatics. Note also perfidy none of them sent thier sons and daughters or themselves bear arms at any point of the long tragic conflcit. Not one shot a bullet or suffered injury. Paper tigers. This Seeman is a tinsel tiger. Is he an intellectual? an author of Research Papers? a well read scholar on Ethnic conflict? nothing. A movie maker like DK’s dialogue writer MK. Bravado for them is fait accompli. The LTTe remnants did not choose any scientist like Abdul kalam or Doctors or Journalists to be their voice. They needed a showman and an ignoramus and disturbed ranter of curses. Why? because they are not serious about any Political objective. They just need some shows and mobilisations and this suits fristrated Dravidian failed acuse of Dravidanaadu there. Most nauseating is the utter lack of any Re-evaluation of stock taking. Why did we fail? what were the mistakes etc. That cant be done with empty heads like Seeman. It needs an atmosphere of Freedom of critique. An intellectual culture. Even Communist Parties revise and admit ‘historical mistakes’ and move forward. But thats not possible for LTTE- becos any admission of ‘mistakes’ or ervisionism would destroy its Cult of Fascism. When I watch pictures of little kids crying- one child hits its head-ayyo…” after air raid. The air raid happened becos LTTe blasted Bandaranaike airport.Surely a collateral damage and at worst deliberate Reprisal against civilians. But what about that child? who was responsible for its crying? According to seemans not LTTe ! With this kind of demented and lunatic subhuman level of conscience -and Iam not including carnage at Banks,buses, of sinhala and Tamil political opponents and children recruited by LTTE…the sheer blood and gore compels us to quit emphasising evn our legitimate self identities.If redrance of Group grievances needs this kind of inhumane mutual self slaughter- so be it that we go without any identities.It infinetely more human to be just a human being. But groups do have legitimate grievances and needs. To obtain that – what LTTe puts forward ie, intractable and implaccable Linguitsic-Ethnic identities taken to extremes is like germanic Nazism. Like Jitler’s Nazi Party ,the Fuhrer and the Cause becomes larger than humanity it claims it will emancipate.From what? Present Sinhala Racist oppressive statism it tells us- and into Resurrected Hitlerite Tamil eelam of Prabakaran -under likes of Seemans and his sponsors abroad busy hitting each other with cubs and knives. Its an insult that Tamil diaspora should present Seemans as its spokesmen.Just query him on anything- from ethical issues of child soldiers, killing of Political opponents like Stalinsit purges,use of Human shield that very same UN panels underlines which they use to demonise lankans. Its a mind numbing rant of ‘Sinhala dogs, genocide of Tamils, Tamil liberation and so. Without substance of what actually is on table and ho that is better as an option for Tamils and children that makes me cry.

  40. Sure, I won’t ask you why. There are some tigers I admire; such as Radha, Thiyagi Thelipan, etc… If you think I could be one of them, it is an honor to me. Thanks Raj!

  41. That is an excellent idea. If both (and pick other extremes form both end also) and have a public debate, many of the issues will be resolved with out any blood spilled. The practical problem is Wimal cannot express his thought in Tamil as good as he does in Shinhala and Semman cannot do it in Shinhala as good as he does in Tamil. There may require a qualified and talented translator.
    I have seen friendly political debates between leaders before the elections in North America but we don’t do this in Sri Lanka. The friendly public debates between opponents, clears a lot of issue and creates a very healthy civilized community and environment. Again this is an excellent idea but who would do it? Any powerful or influential social activist or I think may be GOSL and UN may concentrate and work on this also. Healthy debates will resolve many issues.

  42. 1546 AD – A Memo from King of Portugal to Viceroy in India, ordering to destroy all local religions :

    King of Portugal sent a memo to the Viceroy in India, ordering him to destroy all local religious beliefs. The memo showed the obsession of the Portuguese to spread Christianity. “Use diligent officers to discover and reduce to fragments, all forms of idols. Apply rigorous penalties on locals who dare to engrave, cast, sculpture, or paint any figure in metal, bronze, wood or clay”.
    1591 AD – Portugese rule begin in Jaffna :

    After this, Portugese would control the trade of pearl fisheries, elephants, and free access to east & west coasts of India. Tamil Christian community in Jaffna would become their strongest support base.

    1597 AD – Cruelty & Sadism become a way of the ruler :

    Portugese atrocities are recorded by Portugese Writer Faria Sousa. After the fall of Kotte, Portugese let loose their inhuman terror on gentle population who by then had no one to turn to. All soldiers, high ranking officers, local officials robbed, raped and committed adultery at freewill, shocking the villagers. Many villagers left for mountains infested with beasts, saying the human beast in Portugese is more cruel than the beasts in the jungle who killed only for hunge

    1597 AD – Portugese uses cast tactics and religion to create collaborating families :

    Portugese, who were notoriously famous for their lack of administrative skills, relied on the existing tax collection and the administration system to rule. Being cunning foreigners, the Portugese used the caste system, to rule over the Sinhalese masses. Portugese gave the power of administration in all trades, to the high caste families who, would benefit from the trade. They were encouraged to become Catholics. Those who did were rewarded with official jobs and trade powers. This made many families, including many families who were at the bottom of the social classes, to take advantage of the offer. While such unpatriotic families became rich, they had to turn a blind eye to the atrocities of the Portugese. Portugese and the Missionaries continued to blast temples and statues. Sinhalese had no skilled craftsmen left, to repair them due to centuries of neglect and inactivity.

    Portuguese agenda is today what we see in Liberation theology based insurrections that consumed 100,000 lives.

    Its Liberation-tigers with tamils. Then Liberation- Vimukti -JVP among Sinhalese.

    Reformist catholics have plenty to tell us about Imperial Remnants that did mischief with Etnic strifes in south America to Rwanda- long civil wars and insurrections.

    We must be ashmed to ownup or internalise such past cruel and barbaric pseuodo-theological political fanaticism.

    This is 21rst century- where all world and humanity is getting closer as one.

  43. I think Seeman is neither Thevar, Nadar or Dalit. Because as he claims he is a follower of Thanthai Periyar, if it is ture, it may not be possible for him to belong to any caste.

  44. Yogesh read history wiothout blinkers-

    1546 AD – A Memo from King of Portugal to Viceroy in India, ordering to destroy all local religions :

    King of Portugal sent a memo to the Viceroy in India, ordering him to destroy all local religious beliefs. The memo showed the obsession of the Portuguese to spread Christianity. “Use diligent officers to discover and reduce to fragments, all forms of idols. Apply rigorous penalties on locals who dare to engrave, cast, sculpture, or paint any figure in metal, bronze, wood or clay”.
    1591 AD – Portugese rule begin in Jaffna :

    After this, Portugese would control the trade of pearl fisheries, elephants, and free access to east & west coasts of India. Tamil Christian community in Jaffna would become their strongest support base.

    1597 AD – Cruelty & Sadism become a way of the ruler :

    Portugese atrocities are recorded by Portugese Writer Faria Sousa. After the fall of Kotte, Portugese let loose their inhuman terror on gentle population who by then had no one to turn to. All soldiers, high ranking officers, local officials robbed, raped and committed adultery at freewill, shocking the villagers. Many villagers left for mountains infested with beasts, saying the human beast in Portugese is more cruel than the beasts in the jungle who killed only for hunge

    1597 AD – Portugese uses cast tactics and religion to create collaborating families :

    Portugese, who were notoriously famous for their lack of administrative skills, relied on the existing tax collection and the administration system to rule. Being cunning foreigners, the Portugese used the caste system, to rule over the Sinhalese masses. Portugese gave the power of administration in all trades, to the high caste families who, would benefit from the trade. They were encouraged to become Catholics. Those who did were rewarded with official jobs and trade powers. This made many families, including many families who were at the bottom of the social classes, to take advantage of the offer. While such unpatriotic families became rich, they had to turn a blind eye to the atrocities of the Portugese. Portugese and the Missionaries continued to blast temples and statues. Sinhalese had no skilled craftsmen left, to repair them due to centuries of neglect and inactivity.

    Now these Portuguese were Liberators? Imperial stooges would have it that way.

    Cathlic Reformists have plenty to tell us in their own records how Racist and cruel they were all over the world. They dont even own it up or justify, and here you come trumpeting the half finisihed agenda.

    No wonder they now look at LTTe as a chrsitian imperial device of cold war.

    Liberation theology- that became Liberation Tigers and Janatha Vimukti Perumana- Liberation again.

    We live in 21rst century. In what scholars already say ‘Post Christian Void’.

    Reason why? because of this heavy dogmatic quasi political doctrination and clergy impropriety of scandals.

    For christianity to become attractive it needs Reform and Rediscovery in 21rst century terms.

    Instead despite Vatican’s rejection of Liberation theology, the autonomous wings have assumed life of their own and implanted mutual hate and enimity.

    Such hate based quasi political cultism has no future.

    Its also mindset of distant past. Destructive, divisive, and extremely repulsive Racism like savages.

    That curve is exhausted and even islamist movements could soon fall in line and terrorism wither away.Hopefully.

  45. I think it would be worthwhile if the authorities in India who are handling investigation of the 2G scam would also consider the matter from the angle which involves a certain individual of the cassocked fraternity who has or had connections with a Chennai based Tamil Centre in which an important DMK female MP now in prison pending bail hearing was involved with and it’s nexus to the pro LTTE Tamil Net academics with the boycott in Jaffna of the former Foreign Minister of India.

  46. Mr Solheim’s response to the “Norwegian Sobo Report” on the failure of the Peace Talks and the CFA, categorically implies that the late Mr Prabakaran was nothing but a “War Lord”.

    Will Tamil Naduans accept the little book of a” War Lord” , as their guide for the march to a 21st Century Global Eelaam?.

  47. Yogesh,

    Agreed except one. My point was if histroy was to taught us, Sri Lankans, we must realise that our fate was affected by foreigners and invaders. Perhaps this was the reason why King Dutegemunu reconciled almost immediately with the Tamils. Respecting Tamil King Ellalan and the Tamils was an example. I can only assumed the Tamils must have been happy to live under him because of his magnamious at victory.

    The one I don’t accept is Mahinda is a cunning fox. People used to say VP was a great miltary genius but what had happened? As they say a man can be assessed by the company he keeps and Duminda, Mervin, Karuna, Dogulas, DB Jayasundara, Gabrial, Sajith, Namal, Gota and so on will not make any one proud. Again if you look in to history, Sadam of Iraq, Gadafi of Libiya fell due to brinking in their uncontrollable kith and kins in to politics.

    Even in Sri Lanka, in past leaders like JRJ, Chandrika kept their family away from politics.

    Above all there is one thing call karma: No one can escape it. If VP and his clan paid due to the curse of innocent Sinhalese people, the curse of innocent Tamils of Wanni is alreay affecting the lives of Sarath Fonseka, Sonia Gandhi, Karunanithy. Many more will pay in due course.

    In one of his previous article on DB Wijethunga, DBSJ described how he said NO to miltary action on Tigers in Jaffna when he was told that 15,000 civilian will also die as a result. That great buddist had a normal death.

  48. jey tragedy is no one will listen to tamils.i am writing this objectively not with a shred of emotional baggage.one of the mystifying things about tamils is that though they have numbers when it comes to member of parliaments,population on their side they have always been ignored when it comes to srilankan issue leave out vaiko even karunanidhi or jayalalitha are not powerful enough to script indian foreign policy towards srilanka despite the fact that tamilians are the one who have been at the receiving end.one exception has been mgr despite the fact that he was branded as malayali by karunanidhi he had the guts to arm praba and gave 4crores which was a sizeable amount at that time.unfortunately we never had a person like indira gandhi who was equally good to jayawardane in political brinkmanship.imagine hypothetically if eelam had been born with the help of india it would have had considerable influence over south asia.it would have had suzerainity over indian ocean and this would have bolstered her claim for being an emerging super power.indians or hindus lack the courage which has been demonstrated by other countries.southern sudan,east timor was created only becoz of united states of america and imagine the influence america will be having over these two new nations.india has to think on those lines international diplomacy is conducted only based on pragmatism not what is right or wrong.i can go on but i would like to limit myself with his now.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Yes Jegan.I get your point.

    Foreign policy is determined by Bureaucrats in South Block.On rare occasions the Political executive influences it

    In 1964 Shastry influenced policy towards Sri Lanka overriding South block and we had the Sirima-Shastry pact

    In 1974 &76 Indira Gandhi did the same &Lanka got Kachchatheevu

    In 1983 – 1990 both Indira&Rajiv had a convergence with South block&we saw the Indo-Lanka accord

    MGR was lucky at that time because there was a convergence of interests (not identity of interests)between the Centre and state on the issue then

    New Delhi justified its stance towards Colombo on the basis that the issue was affecting Tamil Nadu. What the Central govt could not do openly they let MGR do it

    That situation does not prevail now.

    In Kalainjer case it was really bad because he was powerless to even confront New Delhi because of Family bandyis and corruption

    Jayalalithaa has no real attachment towards Sri Lankan Tamils. But she has done some beneficial things. But she is not being directed properly by Tamil nadu politicians

    The problem with pro-Eelam,pro-LTTE elements in Tamil Nadu is that they are at extreme variance with both South Block and the politically powerful Congress govt

    There is no imagination, no flexibility, no pragmatic understanding of what is possible

    The tail wants to wag the head. Instead of adjuting and carefully moving towards what is attainable firts these elements whip up emotional hysteria over what is desirable

    End result is frustration aong those wonderful souls in Tamil Nadu whose heart genuinely bleeds for their Sri Lankan brothers and sisters

    An extreme manifestation of this sorrow is the self-immolation but not one member of a top Tamil nadu political family will do that.Only misguided dear souls

    The politicos will be there to drop crocodile tears and gain political advantage

    Why I cannot stomach some of these Tamil Nadu politicians is their stupidity and selfishness

    Long time ago Annadurai said that the history of India should be written from the banks of the Cauveri river and not river Ganges

    Karunanidhi in a film dialogue said”Arahara endra Makkal Kural, aandavanai ettinaal pothathu,Arasangathai etta vendum”(Not enough for the “arohara” cry of the people to reach God.It should reach the Govt)

    What Anna meant was that an Indian perspective should also accommodate aspirations of the Southern states also.Like History foreign policy also should evolve with a better appreciation of regional interests

    Also as Kalainjer said the peoples demands must reach the Govt or those in power and influence it

    Both these ideas are very valid with particular reference to the Sri Lankan Tamil issue

    I know you feel our pain Jegan.Thats why I like &respect you

  49. Maldives journey would only becomes popular if it is a cruse type of luxury journey.

    The wealth of the region has gone up and who would want to travel by dirty trains and buses for hours to be on board this government owned ship.

    This is simple marketing logic failed to be understood by the state own shipping company of India. They expected the 2011 market to behave as if of the 1980 when the ship ran last.

    Further did you ever heard of loss making state run company? None will admit responsibly.

    Mihin air is an example in Sri Lanka.

  50. What is the point of having ‘Tamil Resurgence Week’ in TN ; Tamils in TN have been under the Indian Centre govt even with millions and millions of them living at the bottom end of India. Yet they less than 10 % in SiriLanka fight and hope to have a country of their own. Not going to work is it ?

  51. “Even at the very top of our ruling tier they kusukusu anti-Indian balderdash..but…”

    Very true, the admiration and respect for our neighbouring big brother is evident throught the island irrespective of race or language but because it is fashionable to make cynical or adverse comments just like the pakis who themselves may now be regretting silently why they separated.

  52. I am thrilled to see this Elaam project (the easiest money making project yet) continues to fatten my bank account balance. Thank you, Elaam Tamils… thank you and we will get to Elaam one day, please keep giving.

  53. Vanakkam DBSJ Avargale

    My sincere wish is Tamils Politics has to move away from anti Brahmin stand and should embrace all sections of the community … only then a move should augur well for SL Tamils.

    Until then no amount sincerity is going to help; I dont mean to say the Dravidian Type politics is sabotaging… actually this type politics is not seeing the woods for trees.. the changes around the world…. the aspiration of the youth, etc … more importantly, the real backwardness of the Tamils within Tamil Nadu.

    Whoever(any dravidian political leader) takes a step in accomodating the current need is welcome … Of course Mr. Vaiko is the best bet !!

    Regards
    Gbsganesan

  54. Ranga says:
    November 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    1. 2000 years back Dutagemunu won over Ellalan (Elara)at Anurathapura and thought his Sinhala Race was safe. But 1000 years later Tamil Emperor Rajaa Raaja Cholan from South India invaded Anurathapura and won it over. Yet 500 years later all were taken by the Europeans. It is only 60 years since they left but Tamils fought and lost a war and in between Indian forces came and went. What is next?
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    Dear friend Ranga,

    I have no objection for your intention to fight against SRILANKA.

    But manupulation of the history is a crime. You as well as most of tamils are famous for manupulation for the facts that appeared in history.

    Your RAJA RAJA CHOLA was defeated by king PARAKKRAMA BAHU(prince of KEERTHY Wijebahu) He too a fruitful product from south product just as MR.

    As you said europiens did not stronged enough to defeated whole island. But they defeated India

    SINHALEES handover the crown through KANDIAN CONVENSION. If you so far did not read it it is still in the internet.

    So why not you trying to invade srilanka?

    If you trying to do this, definetly you will learn a lession what you would never foget.

    samarasekara

    samarasekara

  55. Ranga says:
    November 23, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Agreed except one. Sri Lankans, we must realise that our fate was affected by foreigners and invaders. Perhaps this was the reason why King Dutegemunu reconciled almost immediately with the Tamils. Respecting Tamil King Ellalan and the Tamils was an example. I can only assumed the Tamils must have been happy to live under him.

    Dear friend Ranga,

    History said king DUTUGAMUNU had one of a queen named DAMILA BISO. According with the folklore she was a daughter of king ELARA.

    samarasekara

  56. pengragon

    What is the point of having ‘Tamil Resurgence Week’ in TN ;
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    I think seeman is trying to kill two birds with one stone.Using the Srilankan issue he is creating a pan tamil movement,like the way hitler created a pan german movement with the nazis.The nazis became the nucleaus with more and more germans joining the periphery.When i see seeman organising the meetings i can see he is copying the nazis,who had strict dicipline at the meetings and not the usual political types.Once the movement is big enough seeman will try to use it to topple the aryan yoke on tamilnadu,the way hitler toppled the grip of the regular german army on the country and replaced it with the brownshirts of the nazis who were known as the SA(storm troopers or storm section).Then seeman will ally himself with a popular chief minister of tamilnadu,like the hitler allied himself with the chancellor hindenburg who was a popular world war 1 war hero and when hindenburg died hitler took over.Same will happen here because the tamilnadu chief ministers are always old,and seeman has age on his side.When that happens imagine the northeast of srilanka akin to austria and what will follow.

  57. My friend Samara,

    You talked nonsense, missing my point completely, as if I am not a son of Mother Lanka. Read once comment well before you response and try relating your points to original argument.

  58. Ayyo what a thought, semen marching into eezham.
    only problem is that Velu P with his ethnic cleansing already played the hitler role (with certain nortern tamizhs playing the nazi role).
    does semen have the chutzpah to step into the jackboots of Hitler?

  59. Shankar
    …..What will follow is North Eastof SL will “NOT” become another Austria and uncle Seeman will end up naked like his hero Son God on an isolated muddy sand bank near Katchathivu.

  60. Not only that Gemunu’s Army Commander was VELU SUMANA, another Tamil.

    Further Gemunu and Elara did not fight for Sinhala or Tamil superiority.

    Can you explain how the tomb of Elara became tomb of Gemunu? Sinhala racists simply booted Gemunu also!

  61. sivananthan
    Not only that Gemunu’s Army Commander was VELU SUMANA, another Tamil.
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    Sivanaaanthan kathai sonnan,inthak kannukullum,indha pennukullum,sivaaananthan kathaisonnan

    Sivaaaananthan kathaisonnan,indhak kannukullum,indha nenjukullum,sivaaaananthan kathai sonnan

    pardon me siva,but your stories bring back nostalgic memeories MGR and one of his favourite movies of mine ,vettaikaran.When you come out of the cinema hall you feel like hitting everyone no?Maybe prabha saw too much of MGR and clint eastwood movies.

    Maybe velu prabha was the reincarnation of velu sumana.

    If you think that maybe because of the name velu,velu suman a was a tamil,then you may be mistaken.

    According to the mahawamsa he was born to a village chief called vasabha in the village kelambiyagana.vasabha had two close friends velu and sumana,and he named his son after them.

    vasabha’s friend velu seemed to be a horse trader with lots of horses.he may have beena tamil,because tamil horse traders came to sell horses in srilanka.When velu found that velu sumana,could ride his horses very skillfully he sent him to magama,where all the carefully selected wariours came to be trained for the service to the king kavan tissa,the father of dutu.

  62. citizenl

    I’am only saying that he seems to have read all about how the nazi movement started because i can see him copying it.Nobody took Adolf seriously at that time.He was considered a joke,a ex-corporal with his comic moustache,and the war hero chancellor hindenburg used to laugh at him.Ultimately Hindenburg found that adolf was shitting all over his head and he could do nothing about except to make him his ally cursing all the way until he died and adolf took over the country.From that day democracy was thrown out of the window,and massive military rearmament went on at an astonishing pace.

    I don’t know whether seeman has the chutzpah or whatever you are asking,because i don’t know much about this man,other than that he was a successful film director,but i would advise never to underestimate anyone and try to nip potential problems in the bud,without letting them grow.It will make seeman’s task very difficult if tamils in srilanka unite with the sinhalese,and a srilankan identity is forged quickly.In unity there is strengh,when there are divisions,others start to take advantage and try to move in.Our history has shown how the portuguese moved into Kotte,with the king and mayadunne fighting,and then took jaffna because the jaffna kingdom was enemies of kotte.Jaffna,kotte and kandy were picked off one by one by the colonials because we were never united.For more than 300 years our people paid for their folly.They were weakened by fighting with each other and never came to help the other when they were attacked by foreigners.

  63. Uthungan

    I am not saying that that what happenned to austria will happen to northeast srilanka.I’am only saying it is akin to what happened there,because if you have expansionist ambitions it seems to be the most likely target.However in this day and age it is not easy like then to invade another country.The world community is much more vigilant and will come down hard on someone who is trying to follow hitler’s model,but an intelligent person can still follow that model and blend it to the current environment without incurring the wrath of the world community.It is a case of changing and improvising the model to suit the current environment.

  64. Why should a public debate be necessary between Wimal and Seeman.

    On the contrary if every Tamil person can speak read and write Sinhala fluently and every Sinhalese person can do so likewise ,then most of the problems in Lanka can be solved and there would be no space for either of them.

    Whatever faults that MR may have he is I think one Sinhalese leader who has made genuine efforts in this regard…in the island.

    After all it is a small country.

  65. I am strong supporter for knowing more than one languages; it opens a whole lot of windows. I am very supportive for Tamils fluent in Sinhala and Sinhalese fluent in Tamil. Yes, knowing each other languages helps, but not effective as friendly open debates. You can speak Tamil fluently but you may choose not to (or ignore) talk about or willing to resolve the issues. In western world, White people openly discriminated colored people, but then all these tight HR laws came up, now most just not showing up openly! Of course some white people were/are OK with (or accepted) colored people even before these HR laws exist.

    I think what Wiji suggested was a great idea. I may be wrong but I believe public friendly debates between people with two different views, help resolve a lot of issues. It doesn’t have to be Wiman vs. Seeman; it could be a selected Tamil representative(s) vs. selected Sinhala representative(s); when they do it in public, it will be very effective.

    “In many times, the long debates become the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree. Debates don’t expect anyone just to sit there and agree, it helps bring in points from both end to compare for validity and make strong and healthy community. Many debates will help remove the darkness.”

    As Jesse Jackson said, “Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy.” According to Herbert Clark Hoover “Honest differences of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy making among free men.”

    However “When you resort to attacking the messenger and not the message, you have lost the debate.” This is what happens in South Asia when it comes to public debates, they try to attack the messenger not the message.

    I am not sure if MR made any genuine effort to resolve the root cause of the issue, even if he did/does, I am not sure the team (or partners) he formed would help resolve the issue. I think he only applied an empty plaster to the wound without any medicinal curing ingredients. Most of the times, the empty plaster widen the wound instead of curing the wound.

  66. I believe Seeman is totally incorrect, because two wrongs do not make right, as I understand that the current government of Sri Lanka does not believe in human rights to most people, including some Sinhalese people . However, the LTTE was a terrorist organisation, including its leader. Therefore advocating for human rights in regard to the Sri Lankan Tamils should be the approach, rather than advocating or promoting the LTTE and its leader, who is no more. Nevertheless, I sincerely believe if the LTTE did not act and carry out the acts did, the Indian Central government would have been more favourable to the Sri Lankan Tamil cause and thereby the situation from a humanitarian and political perspective would have been totally different. This is my candid view, coming from an objective minded Sri Lankan Tamil who is politically totally neutral.

  67. I accept with your words Muralidaran Ramesh Somasunderam.

    If the 13a was not satisfactory solution then they could have gone on propaganda offensive telling its shortcomings to the people.

    If you have people by your side then Rajiv or JR would have had no chance of going against you.

    Even now the politicians like vaiko and others do not tell what are the shortcomings of the 13a. They just brush it under the carpet, simply saying that it is inadequate.

    The general people when they are not sure of what is your stand they do not support you, which is a strategic and tactical loss for the Tamils.

    Instead VP could have said to Rajiv that he would like to sincerely explore the option of remaining in the united sri lanka if his misgivings are addressed.

    I think may be the 13a was made the way it is with lot of deficiencies because, may be and only may be, the Indians would have wanted both the parties to the conflict to sit down and talk to each other and make it more meaningful.

    If that had happened then by now both the parties would tell that 13a is their solution. This is my guess of course.

    VP lost a golden moment in history by not taking the hands of the India.

    Even if the Indian govt was against it the Tamils would have supported it had Ltte told the reasons for its rejecting the 13a.

    Then the Tamils lost all the interest when the LTTE assasinated Rajiv.

    At that point I knew that Eelam is not achievable.

  68. what nonsense this? we are all humans I as a Sinhalese like to see a tamil prime minister from North who could united my mother lanka, my dream tamil people will be brothers to my sinhala race people, and my sinhala brothers will safe guard tamil sisters.

    I could see only blank future if we fuel racism to our people and this will lead to genocides in future and more wars….hope u all live in peace in mother lanka.

    may Lord Buddha bless Sinhalese, Tamil friendship.

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